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Clarissa Mathlin

Clarissa has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She started with ballet and later on continued with jazz, hiphop and contemporary. In 2012 she moved from Finland to Sweden to participate in the Diambra Dance Education, that she went for 2 years. She started teaching and choreographing at a young age and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and heart with her students. She is a member of Diambra CAM and IAM (NO)MAD dance company by Julia Spiesser.  Clarissa has a background with figure skating, which she enjoys doing as soon as she finds some time. Clarissa also works at the Diambra Office.

1. What is the main focus on your classes?

The main focus on my classes are expression, finding your own personal movement and finding a connection with your feelings.

2. Which qualities do you think are important for a dancer?

Hard work, being true to yourself and to just enjoy it to the fullest and let it go!!!

3. What makes your style unique?

I’m kinda weird and I love to use my imagination as much as possible. I always have story, feeling, memory or picture in my head that I base my choreos to. I love quirky and weird movements and I want to experiment with my body as far as it can go. I always want to dance with a lot of expression and I want others to feel something, anything when they dance. My classes are never the same, one day it can be a possessed alien monster class and the other day it can be a heartbreaking, soulful choreo. ALWAYS DANCE WITH YOUR HEART!

4. What inspires you?

Memories, stories, my personal experiences, nature, family, music…the list could go on and on and on…but just everything around me :)